Status meeting FUBIC - All Electricity for Technology Districts

10/10/2019

Transformation of a fossil-based military hospital into an emission-free all-electric technology district FUBIC - Opportunities and challenges

group photo Copyright: WISTA Management GmbH – www.adlershof.de

On September 19, 2019, the status of the research project "FUBIC - All Electricity for Non-residential Districts (FAE)" was presented to an audience of experts from politics, science and industry.

In Berlin-Dahlem, WISTA Management GmbH will build the "Business and Innovation Center next to Freie Universitšt Berlin" (FUBIC) on the site of a former US hospital. The aim of the BMWi-funded research project "FUBIC - All-Electricity for Technology Districts" is (I) to set up a Germany-wide unique demonstrator for a CO2- and emission-free all-electric energy system in non-residential districts, (II) to develop a long-term business model that will enable the energy system to continue to operate economically once the funding phase expires, and (III) to create a blueprint for the implementation of all-electric systems in non-residential buildings. The project will be realised by WISTA Management GmbH as property owner, FU Berlin and EBC.

In this context, the EBC is designing the energy system, simulates Germany's first all-electric energy system for non-residential buildings with an advanced district storage system and carries out the economic feasibility studies for the energy system.

The FU Berlin investigates the user aspects and their technical acceptance and is responsible for stakeholder information and participation.

In the morning, the event started with a guided tour on the FUBIC site in Berlin-Dahlem. A bus shuttle took us to the heart of the Technology Center in Adlershof, to the Forum Adlershof.

In the first session WISTA, EBC and FU Berlin presented the interim results of the project. In the second session, the transformation options of new energy systems were discussed. Representatives from industry and politics presented the challenges and scope of the current energy laws for innovation projects, the opportunities and risks of a business model for an all-electric supply system as well as the current results from the implementation of climate-neutral neighborhood concepts in the European SET plan.

The exciting discussions on the topic of climate-friendly and climate-neutral energy supply and distribution were intensively deepened during the evening get-together.

We thank all speakers and participants for the exciting event and look forward to the next meeting.